Thread: Crankset
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Old 03-10-21, 12:57 PM
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On a mountain tandem Im not sure a" high end " crankset is needed or desired. We use Middleburn cranks on our Calfee Adventure tandem and our Ventana full suspension mtn tandem. On the mountain tandem if you ride anything technical you will have pedal strikes etc. Also I would not consider a Gates belt for a timing belt for the same reasons as sometimes we strike the timing chains going over stuff like sharp crested bumps. An alloy crankset is appropriate in these bikes not a carbon crankset. Just my opinion based on our experience.
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